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IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health



The Fairbanks School of Public Health minors include:

  • Community Health (15 credits)
    Many groups of people face significant challenges to living healthy lives. These challenges are influenced not only by individual choices but also by where we live, work and play. Through the Minor in Community Health, students gain knowledge, skills and hands-on experience that prepares them to tackle these real-world problems. The coursework for this minor prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. 

  • Environmental Health Science (15 credits)
    The minor in environmental health science is designed to introduce students to selected aspects of current thinking on the nature, causes, and solutions of environmental public health problems. After completing the initial survey course on environmental health (PBHL-A 316), students select four additional courses from the electives list. 

  • Epidemiology (15 credits)
    The minor in public health epidemiology is designed to introduce students to the application of epidemiological methods to real world public health challenges and research. After completing the two required courses, students may select three courses from the list of elective courses below.

  • Health Systems Administration (15 credits)
    Are you interested in learning what it takes to run a health care delivery system after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act? If so, this is the minor for you. You’ll learn what top thought leaders say about key aspects of administration of today’s health systems. This is a minor that is easy to customize to your specific interests. You’ll take one required health administration course, then you’ll choose four electives from a list that includes health care finance and budgeting, economics, policy, marketing, legal issues, management care, and planning.

  • Population Health Sciences (15 credits)
    Population health management is one of the biggest initiatives in healthcare today. It’s all about changing our healthcare model from one that focuses on treatment of disease and injury to one that promotes prevention and protection. The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health allows you to discover the social, economic, behavioral, biological, and environmental influences that can be the difference between a successful population health strategy and one that misses the target. This is a perfect minor for anyone who is interested in a career that allows them to impact the health of populations of people.

For more information on undergraduate minors in the Fairbanks School of Public Health, please visit our school's website at: Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Last Updated October 2017